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Mamata conveys her best wishes to pilgrims at Ganga Sagar Mela

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister today extended her best wishes to the pilgrims visiting the Island for the fair beginning today.

Lakhs of pilgrims from far corners of and countries such as and have already arrived in the city to participate in the annual fair held in South 24 district.

"My best wishes to all the pilgrims who have congregated at Islands for the annual Mela. We have made all arrangements for the of this grand assembly of humanity," Banerjee wrote on her handle this morning.

The pilgrims assemble at the to take a dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14-15 and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni Ashram.

"My heartiest welcome to all pilgrims to Mela. To make your entire journey to, and stay at, Ganga Sagar Mela successful and safe, the Bengal has taken a lot of measures," Banerjee said in another special message meant for the pilgrims.

The has announced that it would be providing an of Rs 5 lakh to those visiting this year's

"Adequate drinking water, toilet, residence and other facilities have been arranged for all pilgrims. has also been taken on all pilgrims by the State

"Security arrangements have been taken at all places

be it at the fairground or along the way. We wish for all of you a successful, safe and blessed stay," Banerjee added.

The has deployed huge number of police personnel equipped with at crucial points, besides putting up CCTVs, Wi-Fi zone, a special website, to make the annual event a grand success.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 14:20 IST